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religionism

[ri-lij-uh-niz-uh m] /rɪˈlɪdʒ əˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
excessive or exaggerated religious zeal.
2.
affected or pretended religious zeal.
Origin of religionism
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; religion + -ism
Related forms
religionist, noun
religionistic, adjective
antireligionist, noun, adjective
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  • The whole current of the religionism of the day is against it.

  • The austerity of his manners frightens his old father, who can little comprehend the religionism of the new school.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for religionism

religionism

/rɪˈlɪdʒəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
extreme religious fervour
Derived Forms
religionist, noun, adjective
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